This page is dedicated to database application engineering and provides an entry-point for resources on this topic.
Also see Database Team in Enablement.
Please refer to the development documentation for database guidelines.
We have two primary job roles that are focused on the database aspect:
The Backend Engineer, Database role is a software engineering role concentrated on application-side improvements and foundational database work in the GitLab codebase.
The Database Reliability Engineer is an operational role targeting and running the database infrastructure for GitLab.com from within the Reliability Engineering teams.
For the GitLab codebase, Database Maintainers contribute to the code review process by reviewing database-related changes and applying database review guidelines. They typically engage into conversations about database queries and their performance, database schema design and database migrations.
The Database Maintainer role:
If you're interested in participating in database reviews, please start by reviewing the the Database maintainer process which contains all the resources for a reviewer.
(In no particular order.)